Volcanic Ash Analysis and Detection Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$146,535.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-12-M-2222
Agency Tracking Number:
F112-184-1029
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF112-184
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Polartronix
POB 81264, Fairbanks, AK, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
969658363
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Abnett
Engineer
(907) 479-0370
kcabnett@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Abnett
Owner
(907) 479-0370
kcabnett@gmail.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: This proposal is to design an instrument that will detect and quantify volcanic ash hazards. A proof of concept model of the instrument will be constructed and tested. This instrument will measure overall density, particle size distribution and elemental composition. While the instrument in Phase 1 will not be certified to fly on a UAV, design elements will be incorporated for the goal of UAV integration in Phase 2. BENEFIT: This will benefit safety of air travel near volcanic hazards. Allow for reduced engine maintenance, and provide improvements to satellite based monitoring systems.

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